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Date and time 12.11.2019  
Category Call for proposal

The European Joint Programming Platform ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems in collaboration with the global Mission Innovation Initiative launched a Joint Call 2019 ("MICall19") for transnational Research, Development and Innovation projects on integrated energy storage solutions.
The call for projects focuses on the development of integrated storage systems and will support solutions answering to identified challenges within this area. It is highly encouraged to identify and involve "need-owners” in the solution development answering to the specified challenge. The call will focus on challenge areas where different types of partners from different parts of society collaborate (e.g. SMEs can collaborate with organisations and communities) to offer solutions to existing energy systems. "MICall19” will support RDD projects that contribute to the development of sustainable, integrated storage solutions for both short- and long-term storage within areas such as electrical-, electrochemical-, material-, thermal- and mechanical storage. The total available budget is above € 22 Mio.
Consortia should be transnational by nature, involving at least two active partners from two different countries/regions, participating in the Joint Call 2019. Every project participant is funded by the funding organisation of their own country/region according to their specific rules, for Swiss-based applicants the Swiss Federal Office of Energy SFOE.
SFOE Programmes
Research & Development (R&D) Program «Grids»
Pilot & Demonstration (P&D) Program
See also p33 of the call Guidelines for details
Applicants are obliged to contact their national/regional funding agency during the advisory period, and at least one month prior to the submission of the proposal, to receive feedback on their proposed project ideas in terms of scope, eligibility of partners and desirability of the project proposal depending on national/regional regulations.
Duration: min. 24 months, max. 36 months

Maximum funding for Swiss-based applicants: for R&D projects, CHF 600’000 (500’000 Euros); for P&D, no limit
Eligible costs:

  • R&D: personnel costs and expenses according to the SFOE rates, up to a maximum of 80%. An adequate share of own and third-party contributions (in-kind and/or cash) is expected.
  • P&D: limited to 40% (exceptionally 60%) of the eligible project costs. Eligible projects costs cover only the additional project costs (when compared to the costs of implementing an equivalent, conventional technology or solution) that cannot be amortized over the expected lifetime of the developed installation or solution
Submission on MICall Application portal
Parallel submission to SFOE is required: official form for R&D (to be sent to [email protected]), official form for P&D (to be sent to [email protected])

Compulsory advisory period: 18 September 2019 –22 January 2020
Registration of Interest (mandatory): 12 November 2019, 14:00 (CET)
Proposal submission: 22 January 2020, 14:00 (CET)
Funding decision: 5 May 2020
Expected project start: before 15 December 2020

For further information, please have a look at the call webpage, call Guidelines, and online application portal.

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